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John J. Pershing

General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing GCB was a senior United States Army officer. He served most famously as the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front in World War I, 1917–18. In addition to leading the A.E.F. to victory in World War I, Pershing notably served as a mentor to many in the generation of generals who led the United States Army during World War II, including George Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar... Read More

Birth nameJohn Joseph Pershing
BornSeptember 13, 1860
Laclede, Missouri, U.S.
DiedJuly 15, 1948 (aged 87)
Walter Reed General Hospital
Washington, D.C., U.S.
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